The Carlisle Mosquito Online

Friday, June 15, 2001


The towns of Concord and Carlisle have averted the cumbersome and potentially divisive process of a joint town meeting to agree on the high school budget for fiscal year 2002. On Tuesday Concord voters approved an override for the CCHS operating budget that in effect matches what passed in Carlisle...more

The full board of appeals (BOA), chaired by Terry Herndon, held yet another meeting on the proposed Nextel wireless communications facility at 1 River Road on Wednesday evening, June 6. The proposed 100-foot tower, which requires a number of variances by the BOA, would be built to look like a pine tree. The outcome of the evening meeting was yet another continuance, to September 6, requested by the applicant Nextel and co-locator Sprint, as the waters were muddied again by the possibility of an alternate new site, at 662 Bedford Road...more

Communities experiencing rapid growth have available tools that can help them plan. Mark Racicot, of the Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC), and Heather Bruce, of the Sudbury Valley Authority, demonstrated the use of these tools in the "Greenprint for Growth" study at MAGIC's (Minuteman Advisory Group on Interlocal Coordination) June meeting. Using data from the buildout analysis available for all MAGIC communities, Greenprint for Growth enabled town officials from three communities to try out different scenarios to manage growth, such as the issues and impacts of potential acquisition of conservation land (in Stow), town center development (in Boxborough), and transfer of development rights (in Framingham). These three communities were used as examples of the way available data could be used in contemplating growth alternatives. The technique is available for any town with a buildout analysis and is available for MAGIC communities...more

· Lot 4 Hutchins Road denied. At the May 8 meeting, the board of health (BOH) had decided to seek legal advice from the town counsel on whether the board had any authority to grant waivers on the septic system for Lot 4 Hutchins road. This system has been built but it was later discovered that the permit had expired in November 2000 (Carlisle Mosquito, May 18). In a letter from town counsel John Hucksom, the board was told that the "permit is not still valid" and that the BOH should not have let the process go as far as it did...more

· Carlisle Senior Band. The senior band will conclude their musical year with performances at a Spring Concert on Thursday, June 14 at 7:30 p.m. and at the eighth-grade graduation on Friday, June 22...more

Kindergarten Miriam Chandler..more

Suzanne Whitney Smith has agreed to chair the Carlisle School Committee (CSC) for the 2001-02 school year. Harry Crowther will be the vice chairperson. Cindy Nock and Harry Crowther will continue to be the Carlisle representatives to the Regional School Committee. Paul Morrison will be the representative to the school building committee, facility and grounds maintenance concerns, and the town municipal land committee. David Dockterman will be the secondary person for the school building committee as well as the designated point person for all issues dealing with technology. Cindy Nock and Suzanne Whitney Smith will be primarily concerned with issues relating to the health advisory and the indoor air quality committee. Harry Crowther, Suzanne Whitney Smith and David Dockterman will be the liaisons to town boards dealing with financial issues, payroll signatures and contract negotiations...more

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